Shelter Island is accessible from either the North Fork or South Fork of Long Island via ferries. The phone numbers for the ferry companies are: North Ferry (631-749-0139), South Ferry (631-749-1200). No reservations are necessary for either ferry. Boats run approximately every 10-15 minutes, and the trip across is approximately 5-10 minutes.
Fuel and pumpout station facilities are available at Piccozzi’s Marina (631-749-0045) at the head of Dering Harbor directly across from the Shelter Island Yacht Club.
Shelter Island has a mandatory recycling law. You will find containers marked for recycling on the west side of the clubhouse.
Shelter Island has no public transportation system, but most services are only a short, pleasant walk away. The ferry to Greenport on the North Fork is only a few minutes by foot from the yacht club. The fare for a walk-on passenger is $2.00 each way. There are a few cab companies on Shelter Island to take you to further destinations. An employee of the club can call to arrange a pickup by cab at the clubhouse.
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce offers a complimentary map listing businesses and points of interest to make your stay more enjoyable. These are available for you at the clubhouse registration desk. The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce phone number is 631-749-0399.